Yusuf Optimistic Of Victory

Basking from the euphoria of last weekend’s victory and qualification for the CHAN 2018 tournament, Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf, said on Monday that the team hoped to win all its matches in both Championship of African Nations (CHAN) and the West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament. Yusuf made the remark in an interview in Abuja, ahead of the team’s preparations for the championships. He said that the team would require extra-hard work to edge out their opponents. “There is need for extra-hard work and training in order to…

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Anambra 2018: APC Says No To Zoning

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has said that the party’s ticket for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State is open to all aspirants who collected its nomination form. It said there was no truth in the rumour making the rounds that the position had been zoned to a section of the state by the party. A spokesperson for the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, who said this in a statement in Abuja on Monday, asked all contestants for the party’s sole ticket to ignore the rumour.…

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Aisha Buhari Thank Nigerians

The Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, has thanked Nigerians for their prayers and support as her husband returns back to the country after 104 days on medical trip to London. Aisha Buhari made this announcement on her official twitter handle this morning. She wrote, “As we welcome our dear President back home, I am grateful to Nigerians and well-wishers all over the world for their continuous prayers and support. “May God continue to guide, protect and bless us all and our dear country Nigeria.”  In Buhari’s nationwide broadcast…

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PDP, Afenifere Calls For Restructuring

Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s expected resumption today, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, and some other youth groups, yesterday, tasked the president to quickly address the agitation for the restructuring of the country. The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, while agreeing with the call for the restructuring of the country, however, pleaded that the issue be deferred till after the 2019 elections to allow the present administration stabilise the polity. The charge on Buhari came as the PDP yesterday came out to endorse the restructuring…

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Klopp Believes Liverpool Is Extraordinary

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will attempt to clinch their place in the lucrative Champions League group stage this week as they take a 2-1 lead into their play-off second leg against Hoffenheim. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick and a second-half own goal handed the Reds a commanding advantage in Germany, but Mark Uth’s late strike provided Hoffenheim with a glimmer of hope ahead of the return at Anfield. Klopp rotated his squad for Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League, making five changes to the team with Wednesday’s European encounter…

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Arewa Youths Urge Buhari To Bite Troublemakers

Barely a day after the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria, Northern youths have asked him to urgently rein in the promoters of hate speech in order not to derail Nigeria. They also urged the President to immediately remove from the seat of power those they described as cabal holding his government to ransom. To be able to do so, the youths asked Buhari to begin to bite those causing trouble for the country rather merely continuing to bark at them. According to the youths, this will send a…

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Neymar Slams Barcelona Bosses

Following his exit from the Nou Camp, Barcelona few weeks ago, the most expensive world footballer has slam the bosses at the Catalan. The Paris Saint-Germain’s world record signing Neymar launched a scathing attack on his former club’s directors, saying “Barca deserve much better”. The people in charge at the Catalan giants “are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca,” Neymar told reporters after scoring twice on his home debut as PSG thumped Toulouse 6-2 in Ligue 1 on Sunday. “I want to speak the…

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Buhari Says Nigeria Unity Is Not Negotiable

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the unity of the country would not be open to any negotiation. The President, in its first statement to Nigerians since he returned to Nigeria after a 104-day medical vacation in London, added that political mischief makers who were fuelling ethnic violence would be dealt with. Buhari, who said he was not against legitimate concerns, noted that different groups must air their grievances and work out a mode of co-existence. “The National Assembly and the National Council of State are the legitimate and appropriate…

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Afrobasket 2017: D’Tigress Zoom Into Quarter Final

Nigeria’s D’Tigress on Sunday became the first team to qualify for the quarterfinals of the 2017 Women’s Afrobasket with two games at hand, after a comprehensive 106-72 win over Egypt in Bamako, Mali. It was the Nigerian girls’ third win in as many games in Group B following their opening 80-69 win over Mozambique on Friday and the 84-47 defeat of DR Congo a day later. The other teams in the Group are champions Senegal and Guinea. The top four teams qualify for the quarterfinals. It was Egypt’s first defeat…

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Customs: Fear Grip Officers Over Sack

Investigators from the Customs  Headquarters  storm Lagos to fish out officers who aid and abet agents who take delivery of their  clients’ Containers in Contravention of  government fiscal policy By Stephen Ubanna It is no longer news that Containers dully released and exited from the seaports, pallets from Airports, or truck laden goods from the border stations in the south west geo-political region fall into the waiting hands of Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A,Ikeja, personnel. But what is making the news now is that heads may roll  at the…

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Maritime Leaders Fete At NIMPORT 2017

By Bayo Bernard Staunch stakeholders in the maritime sector of Nigerian economy will gather between August 22 and 24 at the Oriental Hotel Victoria Island, Lagos for the annual international conference and exhibition of the Nigerian International Maritime Ports and Terminals (NIMPORT) conference. Chairman of NIMPORT, Fortune Idu, in a press statement disclosed that the theme of this year’s conference is “Improving Connectivity,Enhancing Trade” and it is aimed at “bringing together all maritime industry leaders to network and discuss on pressing issues relating to global maritime trade,port and logistic development…

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Shettima, Kanu, Fani Kayode Are Terrorists-Osinbajo

By Bayo Bernard The federal government must apprehend individuals behind the quit notice to Igbo in the Northern part of the country to leave the region before October 1, this year to show seriousness on its part to deal with hate speakers in the country. The Arewa Youth Forum had two months ago threatened to force people of Igbo decent out of the North should they failed to move out by that date. It’s barely two months to that deadline and apprehensions loom all over the country. But Acting President…

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Missing the “Lion King”

By Oji Odu The pride is gradually heading for collapse. The centre is struggling to hold. The economy is still in tatters. Higher educational sector has been grounded. Boko Haram insurgents have increased the tempo of their attacks, with many dead and property worth millions of naira destroyed in the North-east, especially in Borno and Adamawa states. The level of kidnapping has increased in the country with ritual killings taking frightening dimension in the South-west. Where is the Lion King? Why is he not yet back from his medical sojourn…

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Corruption: Buhari’s Government takes the Oscar

Former president Goodluck Jonathan seem to have been vindicated by the National Bureau of Statistics recently when they released figures indicating that Over N400 billion was paid out to public officials as bribes in Nigeria between June 2015 and May 2016. The report said that bribes taken by Judicial officers and law enforcement agents. Jonathan, in a statement during the non-elective convention of the peoples democratic Party, PDP, alleged that more corruption going on in Nigeria now than during his own administration. The statement immediately became mired in controversy, with…

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Brickbats over PDP performance

Since the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, concluded their recent convention,arrows have been flying without restraint between the Party defenders and the All Progressives Congress, APC representatives. The feud, inspired by the speech delivered on the occasion by former President Good luck Jonathan, promises to be the be all and end all of most propaganda statements by the ruling party. Jonathan, in a speech at the Party’s Convention, articulated the achievements of PDP under his watch. He also claimed that corruption is worse under the current administration than during his tenure.…

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Customs: E-Auction Lucky Winners

The e -auction policy of the Nigeria Customs Service produce winners who would want the Service to continue with it for transparency  as obtained in Europe and the United States where there are many auction sites By Stephen Ubanna For years there had been pressure on the Management of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS,to change to the e-auction policy to sell  seized and condemned vehicles by the law Court  including  overtime cargoes. The proponents of the policy consider it transparent as it  gives equal opportunities to Nigerians to bid. they…

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Powerless Regulator

By Shedrack Ifurueze For the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, the recent threat action by this arm of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC to delist marketers of petroleum products, particularly fuel, oil and gas that engage in sharp practices is a welcome development. For the umpteenth and first time, this ‘toothless bulldog’ agency of the government read what stakeholders and analysts regard as the riot act to the marketers. DPR, the magazine’s investigation confirms that the agency had in different fora during the heat of the May 2015 fuel…

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Guild of Corporate Online Publishers Inaugurate New Executives

Cross-Section of newly Inaugurated Excos

A group more than 50 frontline online publishers, THE GUILD OF CORPORATE ONLINE PUBLISHERS, GOCOP on Thursday August 10, inaugurated its new executives, and had her maiden conference with the Theme “SUSTAINING GROWTH THROUGH DIVERSIFICATION OF THE ECONOMY” held at the Renaissance Hotel,  Ikeja, Lagos.  Following are some of the guest that graced the event, by Uche Nwosisi Share on: WhatsApp

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Rohr Optimistic of Enyeama’s Return

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has expressed optimism over the return of Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to the national team but ruled him out of the crucial 2018 World Cup double-header against African champions Cameroon, scheduled for September 1 and 5 in Uyo and Yaoundé respectively. Enyeama, Nigeria’s most capped player, quit international football in 2015 after a bust-up with then Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh, who had stripped him of the captain’s armband. The 2013 AFCON winner has since rebuffed moves — even from Rohr — for his return to…

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Anambra Election: Obiano Wins APGA Ticket

The incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on Tuesday emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the November 18 poll in the state. Obiano emerged in a primary of the party held at the Prof. Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre, Awka, the state capital. The governor, who was the sole contestant in the primary, polled 1,070 “yes” votes from a total of 1,092.accredited delegates. There were 11 “no” votes against the governor’s candidature while 11  votes were invalid. A former national chairman of APGA, Chief Victor…

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